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Gauge Cluster w/tach

this is the only thing i dont understand about my truck... manual 5spd with NO tach? wtf??

if i were to get my hands on a white sport trac cluster how would i get the tach to work seeing as my truck doesnt have one factory?
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Plug and play. IIRC your temp gauge is going to read hot when you are warmed up. I have no clue if someone found a way to correct it.
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It just plugs in. My truck didnt have one either. I dont know about the temp thing. Mine reads fine.
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It just plugs in. My truck didnt have one either. I dont know about the temp thing. Mine reads fine.
I wanna say its 95-97. I dunno tho, I could be completely wrong.
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Oh, I am not saying you are wrong at all I am just saying on my 99 that I had no issues.
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Plug and play.

You may need to repin any cluster from 98 up.

It will just mean the idiot lights wont work right.

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Oh, I am not saying you are wrong at all I am just saying on my 99 that I had no issues.
I wasn't saying that you were saying I was wrong I just couldn't remember if I was right. Well it got me to wondering so I had to search. Well I found one thread on it. Here it is.
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thanks for the link cody!

so just plug in a new cluster and the tach will automatically work.. lets hope its that easy lol
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i'm pretty sure the clusters are the same from 95 to 03....

i dunno about re-pinning
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thanks for the link cody!

so just plug in a new cluster and the tach will automatically work.. lets hope its that easy lol
Not a problem. The tach will work, I promise that. The signal is already there. Its just the temp gauge that might give you a lil problems.
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I know this is an older thread but it came up ion a search so I will ask here too.

Since what is being said is that the 95-03 Gauge Clusters are the same, will a cluster without a tach from which ever year plug and play in an ’03 that had a Tach ?
I am trying to eliminate the Tach from the gauge cluster.

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I know this is an older thread but it came up ion a search so I will ask here too.

Since what is being said is that the 95-03 Gauge Clusters are the same, will a cluster without a tach from which ever year plug and play in an ’03 that had a Tach ?
I am trying to eliminate the Tach from the gauge cluster.

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Yep.
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I guess I am still wondering “Will it work without any hassles” ?

This is getting good and the Tach on the Dash is looking better all the time.

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Plug and Play.
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Thanks for the info I got out of this thread.
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Wow, just thought of this, a little slow.

I have a 4x4, do i need to get one from a 4x4 ?
Any indicator lights I have to look for ?

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Wow, just thought of this, a little slow.

I have a 4x4, do i need to get one from a 4x4 ?
Any indicator lights I have to look for ?

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Only time this maybe an issue is on the non black faced clusters.

Like on the white faced sport tracs. Look at the pics to see if the 4x4 lights are present. They stick out nicely against the white background.
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Not a problem. The tach will work, I promise that. The signal is already there. Its just the temp gauge that might give you a lil problems.
i've got no Temp....how would i go about fixin that?
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i've got no Temp....how would i go about fixin that?
The problem I was talking about was when you swap a white cluster into a 95. It will cause you too read hot when you are warmed up. With yours not working at all I would first make sure the truck is getting up to temp. If it is then I would try swapping cluster with someone to see if it is your cluster. If both cluster don't work then I would start looking at wires. Wich ones and where I have no clue.
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i kinda figured it was the cluster.....i haven't had a temp gauge since i swapped it, but it worked before.
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